Despite the grave “errors” committed by SS (previous post), who apparently err on the side of caution, in some cases resulting in the destruction of a family, we find that the system struggles to investigate institutional abuse. Children in care are not only prevented from reporting abuse, under UK law, they are also seldom taken serioulsy, it seems. A paedos dream you might think. Even if the story did get out no one is going to listen to the child in care – especially if he makes allegations against politicians and the well-heeled.
Thankfully, there are good people in all professions and it seems that the police have taken it upon themselves to conduct thorough investigations into Tom Watson’s allegations. Under the name of Operation Fairbank the Met are investigating allegations of care home abuse amongst other things:
There is no more ordinary-looking row of suburban Edwardian houses in the country than Rocks Lane, south-west London. But nowhere has given rise to such an outlandish series of allegations than the one formerly known as Elm Guest House. The claims are now being re-investigated by the Metropolitan Police, decades after they were first made. Attempts have been made by care workers to lay bare the secrets of Rocks Lane but to no avail. Whatever the outcome of their investigations in the past, the police seem convinced that a number of serious wrongs need to be righted.
Rocks Lane is a conspiracy theorist’s dream, taking in allegations of the grooming of young boys in care for sex, elaborate gay parties involving senior public figures including members of the Conservative Party, charges of a police cover-up and even the suggestion of murder. The police believe that in the context of the Jimmy Savile scandal and renewed claims over the treatment of boys in care in North Wales, there is every reason to look again at an extremely murky saga.
Paedos can be plebs and politicians.